Top 500
Down 60 this week

Denzel Washington

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis (Lowe), from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University, intent on a career in ... See full bio »

Fall TV Guide

Find out everything you need to stay up to date with the upcoming season in our Fall TV Guide!

Visit the Fall TV Guide

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 29 Jan 2011
a list of 34 people
created 04 Jul 2012
a list of 41 people
created 15 Jul 2012
a list of 22 people
created 31 Jul 2013
a list of 34 people
created 11 Aug 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Denzel Washington's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 67 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Gangster
American Gangster Frank Lucas
Training Day
Training Day Det. Alonzo Harris
Man on Fire
Man on Fire John W. Creasy
Inside Man
Inside Man Detective Keith Frazier


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (56 credits)
  Inner City (pre-production)
Roman J. Israel
 2013 2 Guns
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man / King Omar
- Mother Goose (1997) ... Humpty Dumpty / Crooked Man (voice)
- Rumpelstiltskin (1995) ... King Omar (voice)
 1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty / The Crooked Man (voice)
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (1992) ... Narrator (voice)
 1989 Glory
Pvt. Trip
 1984 License to Kill (TV Movie)
Martin Sawyer
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
Aedile / Roman Citizen / Volscian Citizen / ...
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Robert Eldridge, age 18
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (205 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (35 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Public Service Announcement (PSA) TV commercial "Great Futures Start Here" for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Wesley Clark, Mario Lopez, John Paul DeJoria, Jackie Joyner, Kerry Washington, Martin Sheen, Sugar Ray Leonard, Smokey Robinson, Magic Johnson, Cuba Gooding... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 24 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from his commencement speech to the 2015 graduates of Dillard University] Put God first: Everything that I have is by the grace of God, understand that. It's a gift. I didn't always stick with Him, but He stuck with me. See more »


As of 2006, he is the most Oscar-winning (two) and most nominated (five) black actor/actress in Academy history. See more »


Often portrays real people: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane (1999), Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007), Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987) and Melvin Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007). See more »



Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one who thinks this ? kbarnes31
denzel should play obama michaellou26
Denzel the last pure move star? carrerasfan
Next to Denzel, who is your favorite actor? USgirl
On screen chemistry? carrerasfan
Which Actress you would like to see in the same movie with Denzel carrerasfan
Discuss Denzel Washington on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page